When Ernie Engemoen was editor at the Advisor newspaper, he suggest one year that I do a cooking column and feature a ‘Hero Sandwich’ in respect of all the veterans who served our country in World War and peace time conflicts around the globe.
We should always be grateful for those who, at very young ages, decided to get on board to protect our country for freedom and democracy. These people who died and served deserve to be recognized and they are all heroes to me.
Take some time to remember our veterans this Monday on the 11th day of the 11th month and on the 11th hour. We will remember our war heroes and those who continue to serve, to keep our country free.
Ernie sent me a recipe for a hero sandwich and I have since misplaced it but, fortunately, I found a couple of recipes that were very similar and I thought I would pass this along to you.
• 1 loaf of french bread
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 2 tbsp honey mustard
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• 2 tbsp of prepared horseradish
• 6 slices of Swiss cheese
• 8 slices of deli smoked turkey
• 8 slices of cheese
• 8 slices of deli ham
• 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 1 tomato thinly sliced
• lettuce leaves
Cut the bread in half lengthwise.
In a small bowl put in mayo, honey mustard, lemon juice, and horseradish.
Spread on both cut sides of loaf and then layer cheeses, meats, tomato, and lettuce on the bottom of half the loaf. Put the top half back on and cut in slices for your guests. This recipe should serve eight.
Bye for now and thanks to our veterans.
Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Advisor.